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Food Policy

No! Not Nutella! The Nutella Factory Shut Down

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | April 2, 2019

It’s sad (or unfortunate, at least) but true. Until about seven years ago, I had never even heard of Nutella. But through subtle propaganda instigated by my children, I bought a jar. In all honesty, I prefer the time-honored peanut… read more

International Whiskey Day!

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | March 27, 2019

There are two distinct days on the calendar devoted to the celebration of whiskey. One is March 27th, aka International Whiskey Day, and the other is May 17th. Not being a liquor connoisseur, I was curious as to the difference…. read more

What Are the Health Risks of Pesticide Residue on Food?

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | March 25, 2019

If you’re worried about the effect of pesticides in your food, then you’ve come to the right place. While pesticides are used to reduce crop damage due to weeds, rodents, insects, and other germs, they’ve also been known to cause… read more

Everyone Wants Food Transparency – Europe May Be Getting

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | March 23, 2019

The European Food Safety Authority has announced that it will be making the data that it collects open access. That’s according to an article published by Government Europa detailing the planned changes. The data will be made available later this… read more

Dicamba-Proof Soybeans?

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | March 22, 2019

The United States produces a lot of soybeans – so many, in fact, that we’re producing more these days than ever before. In 2018, the country produced more than four and a half billion soybeans: that’s more than 272 billion… read more

Produce Food Safety Rule

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | March 22, 2019

The Food Safety Modernization Act passed into federal law more than 7 years ago. It was a top-to-bottom rework of our food safety system. The overarching notion: shift the way that food safety works in the US from reaction to… read more

Minnesota, Online Restaurant Inspections. Please! Thank you!

Food Policy,Food Safety | March 17, 2019

Here’s a trivia question for you: what is the one state in the United States that doesn’t make their restaurant inspection results available online? As the clickbait cliche goes, the answer may surprise you. It isn’t Wyoming. It isn’t Hawaii…. read more

Big Beef Wants to Stop Cell-cultured Meat

E. coli,Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog,Science | March 10, 2019

The National Cattleman’s Beef Association has released their list of priorities for 2019. According to a press release, they’re focusing on their efforts on a top priority that may be familiar to regular readers of this blog: stopping cell cultured… read more

Let’s Catch Up on Ketchup

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | March 5, 2019

Another day, another good bit of writing from Deborah Blum, dedicated chronicler of preservatives and poisons. We’ve written about the author of The Poison Squad here at Make Food Safe before, an excellent recent book by Blum that covers the… read more

What is the Deal with Pink Slime?

Food Policy,Food Safety,Our Blog | March 5, 2019

Do you remember pink slime? The United States Department of Agriculture remembers. They’ve been pouring over literature on the stuff for six months in 2018. There were consumer reviews, panels of experts, and tours of the plant where the product… read more